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Sunday, June 18, 2017

The Otherness of God


What do you think about prayer, church?

Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. for this week's sermon, The Otherness of God by clicking HERE for audio or HERE for text.

Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.

Monday, June 12, 2017

I Confess

I'm in school this week and the demands of travel kept me from posting the sermon yesterday. I have the text, and will release the recording "in a short period of time". I hope  you won't be disappointed. It is my heart-felt confession of inadequacy.


Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. for this week's sermon, I Confess by clicking HERE for text.

Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Shavu'ot

Among our Jewish brethren, the Passover, or Pasach,  celebrates the liberation of the children of Israel from slavery in Egypt, but that is not the end of the story. For the next 50 days, Jews "count the Omer" each day until the celebration of Shavu'ot. Shavu'ot celebrates the giving of the Law to Moses. Pesach without Shavu'ot is unthinkable.


In the same way, Easter and Pentecost are linked. Pentecost is a game-changer, from Follow the Leader to Lead the Follower.

Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. for this week's sermon, Uncomfortable Christianity by clicking HERE for audio or HERE for text.

Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.


Sunday, May 28, 2017

Manchester

We have been witness this week to an act of unspeakable evil. What can the world's oldest living Nuremberg prosecutor teach us about evil?



Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. for this week's sermon, Uncomfortable Christianity by clicking HERE for audio or HERE for text.

Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Content Without Context

Last Sunday, we had no audio because I forgot to push the button. Trying to make a joke, I said it was because the congregation didn't remind me to do it. I love these people more than I can say. This morning, as I began the sermon, signs reading "Push the button!" appeared all over the sanctuary.

Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. for this week's sermon, Content Without Context by clicking HERE for audio or HERE for text.

Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Turning Point


Well, it's happened again. The entire congregation forgot to yell "Push the record button, dummie" and so I didn't. I blame management.

But for that glitch, we talked today about the incarnation as the turning point of history. Because we are who we are, it is difficult for us to conceive of how disturbing the incarnation was to the people of the time. Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. for this week's sermon, Turning Point by clicking HERE for text.

Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Walk the Talk



I'm having a spiritual crisis! I can't get the teachings of Jesus to agree with my experience of the world. Has that ever happened to you? Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. for this week's sermon, Walk the Talk by clicking HERE for audio or HERE for text.

Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.